Sr. Geologist Salary

A Sr. Geologist earns an average salary of $97,848 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Borehole Formation Evaluation (FE) and Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$68,370 - $183,831
$68K
$100K
$180K
MEDIAN: $100,365
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50%
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$31.50 - $52.40
$48
MEDIAN: $48.41
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$0$217K
Salary $68,370 - $183,831
Bonus $986 - $34,255
Profit Sharing $970 - $35,745
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$68,085 - $217,579
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $48.41
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$217K
Bonus $986 - $34,255
Profit Sharing $970 - $35,745
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$68,085 - $217,579
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Sr. Geologist

A senior geologist is a high-level professional who is responsible for overseeing geological operations for a company. There are a wide variety of fields that employ geologists, ranging from petroleum to mining to specialized construction, and a senior geologist is (or several senior geologists are) employed to coordinate geology-related tasks. Depending on the field, the specific tasks of the senior geologist can vary widely. For example, in the petroleum industry, the senior geologist analyzes the geological makeup of potential drilling sites and tests the location's stratigraphic properties to ensure suitability for drilling and safety. Senior geologists are also employed to use geophysical and geotechnical techniques to locate and secure mineral deposits, develop mining structures and operations, and establish natural gas drilling sites, among other tasks.

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Sr. Geologist Tasks

  • Use software to generate complex maps such as cross sections, isopach, seismic or deposit models, etc.
  • Prepare, submit, and document budgets and costs to explain budget variances.
  • Supervise teams of engineers, direct activity, and make recommendations regarding feasibility and safety.

Common Career Paths for Sr. Geologist


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Popular Skills for Sr. Geologist

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $104,522

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Key Stats for Sr. Geologist

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
42%

Experience Affects Sr. Geologist Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$105,000

▼9%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Sr. Geologist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 13%